Ordinary Council Meeting

 

Supplementary BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

 

 

MAYORAL MINUTES

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 24 July 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

Telephone: 02 9399 0999 or

1300 722 542 (for Sydney metropolitan area)

Fax:02 9319 1510

general.manager@randwick.nsw.gov.au

www.randwick.nsw.gov.au


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      24 July 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council Meeting

 

Notice is hereby given that an Ordinary Council Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick, on Tuesday, 24 July 2012 at 6pm.

 

 

 

 

MM50/12   Waiving of Fees for banner for fundraising event

MM51/12   Partnership with Nissan Motors to trial an electric vehicle in Randwick

MM52/12   Extension of the Randwick Organic Buyers Group to Barrett House

MM53/12   Malabar Headland - return of the horses

MM54/12   Ride for Life - waiving of fees

MM55/12   Bravehearts White Balloon Day - request for financial assistance

MM56/12   Banner - Randwick City Tourism - Waiving of Fees

MM57/12   Waiving of Fees - Our Lady of the Rosary Parents and Friends Association

MM58/12   Waiving of Fees - The Milsy Foundation

MM59/12   Jazz at the Lakes - charity fundraiser

MM60/12   Randwick City Council Online Guide for Councillors and Candidates

MM61/12   NSW Planning System Green Paper           

 

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      24 July 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM50/12

 

 

Subject:                  Waiving of Fees for banner for fundraising event

Folder No:                   F2004/06257

Author:                   Councillor Nash, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

Correspondence has been received from Mr Peter Morrison, who is organising a Charity Boxing Challenge in Randwick on Saturday, 6 October 2012.  Mr Morrison is requesting that Council’s banner hire and installation fees be waived.   All proceeds for this event will be donated to the McGrath Foundation & The Bowel Cancer Foundation.

 

Issues

 

The Charity Boxing Challenge is aimed at people from the "White Collar" side of the workforce who have always wanted to compete in the amateur boxing arena but have never had the chance to test their skills. 100% of the money raised will be donated to charity

 

The two main charities are the McGrath Foundation & the Bowel Cancer Foundation with the Sydney Children's Hospital & Network Kokoda also receiving a share of the monies raised. 100% of the money raised is going to these very worthwhile causes.

 

Mr Morrison has advised that the event has the support of some high profile celebrities and very prominent businesses in the Randwick area to attract its fair share of media.

 

Mr Morrison would like to display the banner at the intersection of Arden Street and Malabar Road, South Coogee to advertise his event and invite members of the community to attend.

 

Costing is as follows:

 

Installation and Removal Fee:                                                    $  710.00

Hire fee per week @ $623.00 x 2 weeks                               $1,246.00

Total:                                                                                   $1,956.00

 

Financial impact statement

 

In the event that Council accepts the report recommendation, the direct financial implication to Council will be $1,956.00 which will be funded from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

It is considered that Council should support this fundraising activity and that the banner hire and installation fee of $1,956.00 be waived.

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council vote $1,956.00 from the 2012-2013 Contingency Fund to cover the fees associated with the hire and installation of banner space at the intersection of Arden Street and Malabar Road, South Coogee from 24 September to 8 October 2012. 

 

b)     the event organiser undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the event.

 

c)     the Mayor or his representative be given the opportunity to address the event on behalf of Council.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      24 July 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM51/12

 

 

Subject:                  Partnership with Nissan Motors to trial an electric vehicle in Randwick

Folder No:                   F2005/00230

Author:                   Councillor Nash, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

This Mayoral Minute is seeking approval for a partnership with Nissan Motors to trial an electric vehicle at Randwick Council.

 

Issues

 

Nissan Motors recently organised the Australian launch of their new electric vehicle, the LEAF, at the Prince Henry Centre. The LEAF is the world’s first mass produced electric vehicle with sales exceeding around 27,000 cars worldwide.

 

In looking and selecting the venue for the launch of their electric vehicle Nissan Motors management were not only impressed with the Prince Henry Centre and its location but in the range of sustainability initiatives and programs conducted by Council. As a result of the launch, a proposal has been made for Council to have access to one of the electric vehicles for demonstration and trial purposes for a period up to 4 months.  The offer is made to Randwick on the basis that other local Councils can be put in contact or visit Randwick and gain feedback on the electric vehicle’s operation. There is no expectation that our Council will purchase one of these vehicles as a result of this offer to trial one of their demonstration vehicles.

 

The electric vehicles have a range of approximately 150 kilometres once fully charged so Randwick LGA and its close proximity to the city CBD provides a perfect match for the location of one of these demonstration vehicles. Nissan has requested that the vehicle be available at certain times for promotional use as they have a limited number of demonstration vehicles in each State, but these times are subject to Council’s own priorities. Nissan Motors will provide all vehicle support and service requirements and will be monitoring the vehicle’s performance whilst located at Randwick.

 

There is a cost associated with installing a charge point at the Administration Building for the rapid or overnight charge of the electric vehicle. The purchase and installation costs for this chargepoint, which are required to be completed by Origin Energy, is approximately $5,500 including GST. I would propose Council contribute this amount for the opportunity of being the first Council in NSW to have the Nissan LEAF in its fleet and one of the first across Australia.

 

The introduction of this first electric vehicle augments Council’s support and utilisation of the hybrid vehicles in the Council fleet as well as staff access to the various community carshare vehicles located at Town Hall and various locations across the City.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Nissan Motors is offering Randwick Council access and use to the Nissan LEAF electric vehicle at no charge for the period the vehicle is located at Randwick. However, the chargepoint facility would be paid for at a cost of approximately $5,500 from the energy efficiency budget of the environmental levy program.

Conclusion

 

Nissan Motors has invested $4 billion in the development and production of the LEAF electric vehicle bringing it into and launching the vehicle onto the Australian market in Randwick City. This is a prestigious and innovative opportunity for Randwick to participate in the commencement of electric vehicles being introduced into the passenger and corporate fleets around Australia, at a time when organisations and individuals around the country are looking at options for seriously reigning in their energy and fuel costs.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council approve the access and offer to run the Nissan LEAF electric vehicle at Randwick and the installation of the chargepoint charging facility as outlined above.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      24 July 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM52/12

 

 

Subject:                  Extension of the Randwick Organic Buyers Group to Barrett House

Folder No:                   F2008/00384

Author:                   Councillor Nash, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

This Mayoral Minutes seeks Council’s endorsement for Rhubarb Food Co-operative to establish a weekly organic produce box collection from Barrett House on a trial basis.

 

Issues

 

A number of locations around Randwick and our neighbouring Council areas of Waverley and Woollahra are now used by various groups to provide local residents with access to farm fresh or organic fruit and vegetables. One such enterprise, Food Connect, has pick up locations in Coogee and at the Randwick Community Centre. The intention of these community enterprises is to directly support local farmers around the Sydney region.    

 

Rhubarb Food is a not-for-profit cooperative that has been involved in supporting Barrett House as a community sustainable demonstration house since it was established in 2009.

 

Their members who meet regularly at Barrett House have made a request to establish a weekly organic food box collection service from Barrett House. The need has been identified as the current subscription to the nearby Randwick Organic Buyers Group (ROBG) that operates from Randwick Public School has reached its capacity at 30 households.

 

How the current ROBG food box system works:

 

·    Members place their food box order the week before

·    The buyers group buy a selection of seasonal certified organic fruit and vegetables in bulk from the wholesaler to the value of $35 per box ordered

·    The wholesaler delivers the food to a central pick up location (currently Randwick Public School)

·    Members then come to pick up their organic food at a specified time (6pm every Monday).

 

Rhubarb Food Co-op plan to replicate this process, the only change being that the boxes will be collected from Barrett House. They will not be making a profit from the enterprise, selling them at wholesale prices in the same way the Randwick Organic Buyers Group operates.

 

The owners of Daily Food Fresh on Frenchmans Road have been approached about the Rhubarb Food Co-op proposal, due to their proximity to Barrett House, and they have confirmed that they do not consider this as being direct competition since they do not stock certified organic produce.

 

 

 

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no financial impact to Council. Rhubarb Food will be selling the organic food boxes to members at wholesale (cost recovery) price.

Conclusion

 

Organic produce is one of the fastest growing food sectors. Current over subscription at the existing Randwick Organic Buyers Group has led to Rhubarb Food proposing to establish an additional collection venue a Barrett House on a trial basis.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council endorse Rhubarb Food Co-op to establish a trial organic food box collection from Barrett House until February 2013 under the 3-Council Ecological Footprint collaboration between Waverley and Woollahra Councils; and

 

b)     a report be brought back to Council advising the results of the trial.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      24 July 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM53/12

 

 

Subject:                  Malabar Headland - return of the horses

Folder No:                   F2004/06759

Author:                   Councillor Nash, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

On Friday 20 July 2012, the Supreme Court of NSW found the Federal Government had acted unlawfully in terminating the deed of licence between the NSW Rifle Association and the Federal Government.  The Court also ordered that the Federal Government be restrained from purporting to terminate the licence and to exclude the NSW Rifle Association or its members from using the ANZAC Rifle Range at Malabar in accordance with the provisions of the licence.

 

Issues

 

The Supreme Court decision may be cited as NSW Rifle Association Inc v The Commonwealth of Australia [2012] NSWSC 818.  This is a weblink to the decision:

 

http://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/action/PJUDG?jgmtid=159740

 

The Supreme Court found that the Federal Government had acted "unconscientiously" in terminating the licence (at paragraph [239] of the decision).  The NSW Rifle Association contended that the Federal Government had not acted in good faith in terminating the licence because the Federal Government was motivated by a political promise.  The Court accepted that that was the Commonwealth's motivation (at paragraph [200] of the decision).

 

Back on 31 October 2011, the Federal Government ordered the Malabar Riding School and South East Equestrian Club off the Malabar Headland.  The horses had been on the headland for about 16 years prior to that.

 

There are contamination issues associated with the Malabar Headland, including asbestos management.  Obviously, any ongoing use of the headland must be safe.  Safety is of paramount importance.  The Supreme Court, in the context of the ANZAC Rifle Range, found that the Commonwealth has assumed the obligation to deal with contamination problems on the headland (at paragraph [236]of the decision). 

 

It is unfair for the NSW Rifle Association to be permitted to return to the headland, when the horse riders have been excluded.  The horse riders should therefore be permitted to return to the headland.  However, I accept contamination issues need to be addressed.  It seems to me that, having regard to the fact that the Federal Government has an obligation to deal with the contamination, the Federal Government should immediately work with the horse riders and all interested stakeholders, including the Friends of Malabar Headland, to develop a solution that allows the horse riding to continue while remediation work is undertaken.  The Federal Government could develop and implement appropriate interim or permanent remediation strategies for the area occupied by the Malabar Riding School and South East Equestrian Club, to facilitate the return of horse riding activities to the headland as soon as possible.  Action on this should be immediate.

 

Yesterday I spoke with representatives of the Friends of Malabar Headland.  The Friends of Malabar Headland have concerns about the impact of horses on the bushland.  I want to acknowledge those concerns and ask the Federal Government to take those views into account as part of its stakeholder engagement in facilitating the return of the horse riders to the headland.

 

Financial impact statement

 

There is no direct financial impact for this matter.

 

Conclusion

 

The Supreme Court of NSW has found that the Federal Government, in terminating the licence of the NSW Rifle Association has not acted in good faith and was motivated by political considerations and has ordered that the Association be permitted to return to the headland.  The Malabar Riding School and the South East Equestrian Club were ordered off the Malabar Headland on 31 October 2011.  It is unfair to deny the return of the horses to Malabar Headland.

 

The return of the horses to Malabar Headland should be immediate.  Steps should be taken by the Federal Government now to facilitate it.  In doing so, again, I note the contamination concerns which can and should be addressed, at least on a interim basis.  The horse riding can continue while remediation work is undertaken.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)    Council call on the Federal Government to take immediate action to facilitate the return of the Malabar Riding School and South East Equestrian Club to the Malabar Headland (including engaging with all key stakeholders to address any concerns raised);

 

b)    Council acknowledges that the health and safety of the occupiers of the Malabar Headland is of paramount importance and remediation strategies are required to be implemented to manage and minimise any risks to the occupiers of the site from contaminants, such asbestos containing materials;

 

c)    Council call on the Federal Government to develop and implement appropriate interim or permanent remediation strategies for the area to be occupied by the Malabar Riding School and South East Equestrian Club to facilitate the immediate return of horse riding activities to Malabar Headland.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      24 July 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM54/12

 

 

Subject:                  Ride for Life - waiving of fees

Folder No:                   F2012/06574

Author:                   Councillor Nash, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

A request for financial assistance has been received from the organisers of the annual “Ride for Life” event. For the past eight (8) years this event has been held in Centennial Park but this year, the event organisers propose to move the event to Heffron Park, Maroubra. The tentative date for the event is Sunday, 30 September 2012.

 

Issues

 

The Ride for Life is an established cycling event that has become a feature on the NSW Cycling calendar and has raised in excess of $350,000 for the Prince of Wales Department of Medical Oncology and the NSW Cancer Survivors Centre.

 

Funds so far, have been allocated towards a number of programs including: 

 

1.     An exercise program known as "Fighting Fit for Cancer" for patients undergoing chemotherapy; 

2.     A Fatigue Clinic which is conducting research into speeding up recovery times for cancer patients after treatment

3.     Co-funding together with the Milton Stedman Foundation, the salary of Dr Kate Weber a medical oncologist who is the inaugural Fellow in Cancer Survivorship and has been working hard to establish the Cancer Survivorship program at the UNSW

4.     Ride for Life, the UNSW Lifestyle Clinic and University of NSW have joined forces to establish the NSW Cancer Survivors Centre located at the University of New South Wales. The centre is the first of its kind in Australia and brings together cancer specialists working with children, adolescents and adult cancer survivors, to assist their full recovery after treatment.

 

The Ride for Life organisation has indicated that it would like to move the event (from Centennial Park) to Heffron Park this year (and future years) and has requested that the fees for the use of the park be waived. It is proposed to hold the event on Sunday 30 September 2012.

 

The fees for the hire of the park for the day are as follows:

 

Application fee:                                                                          $385.00

Hire fee (per day)                                                                     $1,700.00

Waste Management (supply and remove 10 x 240 litre sulo bins):         $750.00

Total:                                                                                   $2,835.00

 

The Ride for Life organisers will be reminded that future financial assistance for this worthwhile event will be required to comply with Council’s ‘Guidelines for Cultural and Community Grants’.

 


Financial impact statement

 

If the recommendation is adopted, the funds (approximately $2,835.00) can be provided from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund budget.

 

Conclusion

 

This is a very worthwhile community fundraiser, which Council has supported in past years (noting that past events have been held in Centennial Park). The event has substantial support form the community and businesses and attracts many cycling enthusiasts from the region and across the state.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     fees, in the amount of $2,835.00 be waived for the use of Heffron Park on Sunday 30 September 2012 for the Ride for Life fundraising event and that this amount be funded from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund;

 

b)     an advertisement for this event be included in the Mayoral Column.

 

c)     Council continue to sponsor this event on an annual basis while it is held in              Heffron Park , Maroubra, by waiving the fees for the use of the park.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      24 July 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM55/12

 

 

Subject:                  Bravehearts White Balloon Day - request for financial assistance

Folder No:                   F2012/06574

Author:                   Councillor Nash, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

The Founder and Executive Director of, national child protection advocates, Bravehearts, has written to Council requesting support for the 16th annual white Balloon Day will be held on Friday 7 September 2012 during National Child Protection Week.

 

Issues

 

White Balloon Day is specifically identified as a program to be supported by the Commonwealth and it COAG partners through the ‘National Framework for the Protection of Australia’s Children 2009-2020 Strategy’ and is now partly funded by the Federal Government’s National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children.

 

The White Balloon Day organisers have asked Council to “provide a comment regarding Bravehearts and White Balloon Day that we would be able to use in our marketing material and media releases. Your participation goes a long way towards empowering children and adults to break the silence on child sexual assault thereby increasing awareness and helping us to educate, empower and protect Australian children.

 

Council has also been invited to “donate and become an official stakeholder” and, in this regard, it is suggested that Council donate $500 towards the event.

 

Financial impact statement

 

If the recommendation is adopted, Council’s contribution ($500) can be funded from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund budget.

 

Conclusion

 

Bravehearts vision is to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child. The organisers have successfully raised unprecedented community awareness of this issue and funds for education and counselling programs largely through its White Balloon Day campaign. This is considered to be a very worthwhile campaign for Council to support.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council contribute $500 towards the 2012 White Balloon Day to be funded from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund; and

 

b)     as requested, the Mayor provide a comment regarding Bravehearts and the White Balloon Day that Bravehearts may be able to use in its marketing material and/or media releases.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      24 July 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM56/12

 

 

Subject:                  Banner - Randwick City Tourism - Waiving of Fees

Folder No:                   F2004/06257

Author:                   Councillor Nash, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

Correspondence has been received from Ms Stephanie Tucker, Events Co-Ordinator for Randwick City Tourism 2012.  Ms Tucker has requested the waiving of fees to hang two banners to promote “The Annual Sydney Sports Coast Design Awards” in the Randwick city area.

 

Issues

 

This event will be promoted to a wide audience and create a rare opportunity to promote designs in addition to themselves as designers.  Ms Tucker has advised Council that the aim of the awards is to promote Randwick City’s distinctive coastline as the “Number One Sports Coastal Region in Sydney”.  The awards will showcase the abundance of activities in our local natural environment as well as promote local tourism and businesses.

 

Randwick Tourism would like to display their banners at the intersection of Arden Street and Malabar Road, South Coogee and Alison Road and Doncaster Avenue, Randwick for a two week period. One from 17 September to 1 October 2012 and the other from 12 November to 26 November, 2012.

 

Costing is as follows:-

 

Installation and Removal Fee x 2                  $1,420.00

Hire Fee per week @ $623.00 x 2 weeks

    X 2 banners                                         $2,492.00

Totalling:                                                          $3,912.00

 

Financial impact statement

 

In the event that Council accepts the report recommendation, the direct financial implication to Council will be $3,912.00 which will be funded from the 2012/2013 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

It is considered that Council should support the waiving of the fees to display two banners for the Randwick City Tourism to promote “The Annual Sydney Sports Coast Design Awards” and that the banner hire fees and installation fees of $3,912.00 be waived.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council vote $3,912.00 from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund to cover the fees associated with the hire and installation of banner space at the intersection of Arden Street and Malabar Road, South Coogee and Alison Road and Doncaster Avenue, Randwick.

 

b)     The event organiser undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the event; and

 

c)     The Mayor or his representative be given the opportunity to address the event on behalf of Council.

 

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      24 July 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM57/12

 

 

Subject:                  Waiving of Fees - Our Lady of the Rosary Parents and Friends Association

Folder No:                   F2004/07160

Author:                   Councillor Nash, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

Correspondence has been received from Ms Sonia Farrugia, President, Our Lady of the Rosary Parents and Friends Association requesting Council waives the fees to provide a traffic management plan and undertake traffic control.  This plan is for the closure of the western end of Grosvenor Street, Kensington at the intersection of Kensington Road on Saturday 18 August 2012 for the school to hold their school fete.

 

Issues

 

The school’s campuses are located on both sides of Grosvenor Street.  To make it safe for the children and their families to cross back and forth between both campuses, Ms Farrugia is requesting a part road closure on Saturday 18 August 2012. The cost to Council to undertake a traffic management plan and provide traffic control will be approximately $2,800.00

 

Financial impact statement

 

In the event that Council accepts the report recommendation, the direct financial implication to Council will be $2,800.00 which will be funded from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

It is considered that Council should support the part road closure of Grosvenor Street, Kensington at the intersection of Kensington Road on Saturday 18 August 2012.  It is also recommended that Council waive the fees to provide a traffic management plan and supply traffic control to the value of $2,800.00.  

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council vote $2,800.00 from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund to cover the fees associated with a part road closure of Grosvenor Street, Kensington at the western end on Saturday 18 August 2012, to enable Our Lady of the Rosary School, Kensington to hold their fete.

 

b)     Approval for the temporary road closure of Grosvenor Street be sought from the Police and the Roads & Maritime Services.

 

c)     The event organiser undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge and promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the event; and

 

d)     The Mayor or his representative be given the opportunity to address the event on behalf of Council.

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.View

Letter from Ms Farrugia, President, Parents and Friends Association, Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School

 

 

 

 


Letter from Ms Farrugia, President, Parents and Friends Association, Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School

Attachment 1

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      24 July 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM58/12

 

 

Subject:                  Waiving of Fees - The Milsy Foundation

Folder No:                   F2004/07412

Author:                   Councillor Nash, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

Correspondence has been received from Mr Lachlan Wortman outlining a plan for himself and Ms Lisa Gormley to raise funds for The Milsy Foundation by competing in a full ironman event in Melbourne in 2013.  Mr Wortman is seeking to waive the entry fees for both himself and Ms Gormley to train at the Des Renford Aquatic Centre for the ironman event in 2013.

 

Issues

 

The Milsy Foundation’s main purpose is to raise awareness and provide support for athletes suffering debilitating injuries, the first of which was Edward Milner (Milsy). To show that through sports rehabilitation and the possibility of new opportunities, anyone can overcome the obstacles of injury. The fund will choose worthy candidates that are in desperate need of medical assistance, but are unable to pay the expenses. The fund will partner the Royal Rehabilitation Centre, as one of the finest medical facilities in Australia for sports rehabilitation. The Milsy Foundation’s fund will allow access to medical care that would not be available if not for donations.

Mr Wortman and Ms Gormley’s goal is to compete in the 70.3 mile, half ironman on 19 August 2012 in Yeppoon, Queensland. After this, they plan to make the journey towards the 140.6 mile full length ironman at the beginning of 2013.

 

Ms Lisa Gormley is currently filming a documented feature about completing in the full ironman in Melbourne 2013 in association with Channel 7.  Mr Wortman has advised that due to the high profile nature of the show and the charity for which she is competing and raising awareness, the local community look to benefit from the increase in exposure and publicity as well as through the emphasis placed on local sports and associated charities.

 

Entry fee into the Des Renford Aquatic Centre for Mr Wortman and Ms Gormley from now until they compete in the full ironman event in March 2013 will be $1,716.00.

 

Financial impact statement

 

In the event that Council accepts the report recommendation, the direct financial implication to Council will be $1,716.00 which will be funded from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

It is considered that Council should support this request from Mr Wortman to waive the entry fees into the Des Renford Aquatic Centre for himself and Ms Gormley to the value of $1,716.00 to raise funds for The Milsy Foundation.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council vote $1,716.00 from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund to cover the entry fees into the Des Renford Aquatic Centre to train and raise funds for The   Milsy Foundation.

 

b)     Council support does not extend to swim coaching.

 

c)     The organiser undertake to appropriately and prominently acknowledge     and   promote Council’s contribution prior to and during the event.

 

Attachment/s:

 

1.View

Email from Lachlan Wortman requesting Council's assistance.

 

 

 

 


Email from Lachlan Wortman requesting Council's assistance.

Attachment 1

 

 



Ordinary Council                                                                                                      24 July 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM59/12

 

 

Subject:                  Jazz at the Lakes - charity fundraiser

Folder No:                   F2012/06574

Author:                   Councillor Nash, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

The organisers of the Jazz at the Lakes fundraising dinner have written to Council asking for its support. This fundraiser is a joint project between the Rotary Club of Sydney CBD, The Kirby Institute and Australian Rotary Health and proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards HIV/Aids research.


Issues

 

The fundraiser is to be held at The Lakes Golf Club, Eastlakes on Saturday 18 August 2012.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The cost for Council to purchase a table for 10 at the Jazz at the Lakes fundraiser would be $650. It is proposed that this be funded from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

This is considered to be a worthwhile event for Council to support.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council purchase a table at the Jazz at the Lakes fundraiser and that this be funded from the 2012-13 Contingency Fund.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      24 July 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM60/12

 

 

Subject:                  Randwick City Council Online Guide for Councillors and Candidates

Folder No:                   F2009/00328

Author:                   Councillor Nash, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

Council has recently re-launched its award winning online guide for Councillors and Candidates of the upcoming Randwick City local government elections. The new online guide is now available for downloading from the Randwick City Council website.

 

The original online guide for Councillors and Candidates was an initiative of former Mayor Cr Ted Seng and I commend him for his efforts in this area.

 

Issues

 

The interactive guide provides information about local government and Randwick City Council including the many services provided to the community.    
 
The guide will help candidates understand:

 

·         Randwick City, including its history and direction over the next 20 years

·         Randwick City Council's policies

·         the impact Councillors have on Council's services, policies and strategic direction.

 

Financial impact statement

 

The development of the new online guide has been funded from Council’s learning and development budget.

 

Conclusion

 

More information about the online guide, which can be viewed via either PC or ipad, is available on the website (www.randwick.nsw.gov.au).

 

Recommendation

 

That the report be received and noted.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council                                                                                                      24 July 2012

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM61/12

 

 

Subject:                  NSW Planning System Green Paper

Folder No:                   F2011/00542

Author:                   Councillor Nash, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

On 14 July 2012, the NSW Government released a Green Paper into the existing planning system following recommendations of the Independent Panel (headed by the Hon Tim Moore and the Hon Ron Dyer) and consultation with local government, the community and stakeholders. 

 

The Green Paper is an important step in the review of the NSW planning system which is currently guided by the 30 year old Environmental Planning and assessment Act, 1979.

 

Submissions to the Green Paper are invited until 14 September 2012. The next stage of the review will be the preparation of a more detailed White Paper and Exposure Bill. Submissions received by the NSW Government to the Green Paper will be considered in the subsequent steps for preparation of a new planning system. The White Paper will develop and test the proposals contained in the Green Paper. Further consultation is proposed as part of the White Paper. Legislation to introduce a new planning act is to be considered by the NSW Parliament in early 2013.

 

Issues

 

Local Government will continue to play a key role as a participant in the planning system review and will be directly impacted when the changes are finally implemented. It is imperative that councils are given a reasonable opportunity to review and respond to this important document and consider the significance and implications of the many changes that are outlined.

 

In this regard the closing date of 14 September for providing feedback is considered tight and coincides with the local government elections in early September this year. Council’s planning staff will be reviewing the document carefully and reporting to Council following the elections. I therefore suggest that Council endorse writing to the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure seeking an extension to end October 2012 for public submissions to the Green Paper.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council write to the NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, seeking an extension of time for making submissions to the NSW Government’s Planning System Green Paper until 31 October 2012 in recognition of local government elections in early September 2012.

 

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